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Johnson, Laurence F.; Levine, Alan H. – Theory Into Practice, 2008
Our essential premise in this article is that immersive learning is not new and that, as a practical matter, it is useful to view the relatively new virtual world platforms through that lens. By doing so, the premise continues, developers of learning experiences for these spaces will have a large theoretical base upon which to draw, as well as…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education, Teaching Methods, Computer Simulation
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Sternberg, Robert J.; Zhang, Li-fang – Theory Into Practice, 2005
We consider how to differentiate instruction using a theory of thinking styles as a basis for differentiation. The article opens with a consideration of why styles are important. Then it considers some general characteristics of styles, presents the theory of mental self-government, considers issues of measurement, and presents data supporting the…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Teaching Methods, Educational Theories, Teaching Styles
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Sharp, Kathleen M. – Theory into Practice, 2003
Describes an English teacher's reflection in a suburban, predominantly white, middle class high school. This teacher's praxis is based on the assumption that culture influences how students learn, and culturally and linguistically diverse students will experience greater academic success when teachers work to consciously and consistently adapt…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Cultural Awareness, Culturally Relevant Education, English
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Henson, Kenneth T.; Borthwick, Paul – Theory into Practice, 1984
Matching learning styles and teaching methods may help students develop to their fullest capabilities. A brief historical view of research on teaching methods is offered, and various learning and teaching styles are defined and categorized. Future predictions focus on improved classroom management, increased student involvement, and changes in…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Educational History, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hyman, Ronald; Rosoff, Barbara – Theory into Practice, 1984
This article discusses problems with the learning style-based education paradigm and recommends a six-part approach for matching learning and teaching styles. (DF)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Cognitive Style, Educational Theories, Student Teacher Relationship
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Smith, Linda H.; Renzulli, Joseph S. – Theory into Practice, 1984
To develop an educational program that works for every student, it is important to consider that learning style differences do exist and that learning style matching can positively affect achievement. Methods to help teachers assess student preferences are discussed. (DF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Research, Cognitive Style, Curriculum Development
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Carbo, Marie – Theory into Practice, 1984
Current research in learning style and reading indicates that students' reading achievement and attitudes improve significantly when students are taught to read through their individual styles. Research topics that support this conclusion are listed and implications for improving reading research are discussed. (DF)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Modalities
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Joyce, Bruce R. – Theory into Practice, 1980
Four models of teaching methods are presented: social interaction, information processing, affective instruction, and behavior modification. The need for adapting these models to individual students is explored. (JD)
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Cognitive Style, Individual Development, Individual Differences
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Fantini, Mario D. – Theory into Practice, 1980
There is a current trend toward matching the style of teaching with the cognitive style of the individual student. (JD)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Individual Differences, Individualized Instruction, Learning Processes